The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is a redesign of the current VW crossover. The VW Tiguan crossover has a beautiful design and it drives nicely, and is one of the best-selling crossovers around the world. One of the biggest drawbacks with previous models has been the price, and the 2017 VW Tiguan is still quite expensive for its features and cannot compete in the small Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) section.
The following 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan review takes a closer look at the interior and exterior design as well as the engine and performance.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, Exterior and Interior Design
Volkswagen says that the new model will have quite a couple of improvements and changes in the features. The new model is 2.4 inches longer and 1.2 inches wider than the current. It also comes with a 3-inch stretch to the base of the wheel. The elongation will give room for another r row of seats. There is a reduction of height in the new model by 1.3 inches. It is more upmarket than the current, first generation model.
Additionally, there will be a significant improvement for a more powerful engine and more classy appearance. The Tiguan will have restyled headlights that will enhance visibility when driving in poor visibility conditions. VW states that they will incorporate improved rain sensitive wipers and defoggers at the rear. Amazingly, it will be using modern light seventeen-inch wheels.
VW states that the stretched footprint enhances more interior space that is apportioned to rear knee room and more cargo capacity. The new design is fantastic, and it will be the first SUV built on the modular MQB platform that underpins Volkswagen vehicles of the next generation.
It will also come with various connectivity option such as WI-FI, GPS, wireless Bluetooth and satellite navigation. The infotainment system is also improved with more functions such as the USB input options. For luxury comfort, the vehicle will contain zonal climate control system to balance the temperature in its interiors.
2017 Volkswagen Engine and Performance
The 2017 Tiguan Engine will have a provision for both gasoline and diesel. The primary engine will have four cylinders each with a capacity of 1.4 liters. This gives the engine the ability to produce a rotation of 110 and 184 horsepower.
Also, the engine will be incorporated with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, and it will be available in the four wheel drive. The amazing thing is that the engine will be highly fuel effective, you don’t have to worry so much about fuel guzzling such as in the case with many SUV cars.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, Release date and Price
The new Volkswagen Tiguan is anticipated to be released in mid-2016. This will happen after finalization of all its features. It is likely to be on sale in early 2017. Exact pricing has not been announced yet, but the anticipated starting price for the 2017 VW Tiguan will about $25,000. A shift in production from Germany to Mexico is intended to reduce its cost.
For a complete look at what the new Tiguan has to offer, take a look at this complete review for all models including all there is to know on the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan specs, features, price, and release date.